Djokovic tends to leave out his frustration by shouting in the direction of his box.
Coach Goran Ivanisevic insists that everything is perfectly fine between him and Novak Djokovic as he claims it’s just the media that is making an unnecessary fuss whenever the Serb gets frustrated and starts shouting toward his box.
When Djokovic gets frustrated or annoyed on the court, he usually gets the frustration out of himself by shouting in the direction of coach Ivanisevic or whoever is sitting in his box. Those moments usually draw attention and some perpetrate it as Djokovic and Ivanisevic getting into an argument.
“No, that’s nonsense. First of all, I can’t hear half of what he says. These are huge courts, the crowd is shouting and you can’t hear. It doesn’t bother me, it’s emotions, he has to get it out somehow. It’s constantly reported, ‘he shouted again, this again, that again…’
We’ve talked a million times and I don’t have a problem with it at all. I was also a tennis player once, sometimes it’s difficult to say a technical thing in two seconds. What’s important is that he plays as well as he possibly can,” Ivanisevic told Sportske Novosti.
Ivanisevic on Djokovic’s US Open preparation
After concluding his Wimbledon run, Djokovic went to Montenegro and Croatia for a short vacation.
Late last week, Djokovic returned to the practice court and he is preparing to soon kick off his North American hard court swing.”He had a bit of a break, but now the preparations for the US tour are starting. Preparations begin at the end of the week, he’s slowly starting with the fitness, and then the tennis.
I don’t know exactly, the week after, mid-next month, he will leave for Cincinnati,” Ivanisevic said. Djokovic won’t be kicking his summer on hard courts next week at the Toronto Masters. Instead, Djokovic is scheduled to play at the Cincinnati Masters, which starts on August 13th. After Cincinnati, Djokovic will return to the US Open for the first time since 2021.